Analysing Media Content

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analysing Media Content

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To develop core foundational skills of reading and interpreting across a wide range of media, including film, TV, Photography as well as Print and 'new' media. Using broad categorising/interpreting tools such as Genre, Narrative, Linguistic, Representation (Ideology) alongside formal/stylistic tools of media conventions, basic semiotics, image analysis etc. to develop a framework for reading and interpreting mass media artifacts.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Critically read a wide range of media texts
    2. Understand the relationship between media texts and their historical, political and cultural contexts
    3. Develop the grammar and language of media analysis to interpret a range of media
    4. Apply a study of the signs and meanings of still and moving images
    5. Complete a close textual analysis of a range of media texts

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.